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June 20, 2016
The Tony-Winning Guide To Temptation And Grace
Last Sunday, Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton won 11 well-deserved Tony Awards, and, last week, I wrote an...
August 07, 2014
What’s the Difference between Forgiveness and Self-Deception?
An atheist friend of mine recently posted the following question to Facebook (and gave me...
June 15, 2014
and the Sad Antonio
Last night, I had the pleasure of seeing the closing night performance of The Merchant of...
June 12, 2014
The School Where Bullies Ask for Help
The American Prospect has a beautiful feature on a high school that started trying out...
April 24, 2014
Prisoners are Calling. Who’s Answering?
Today, I'm over at First Things to talk about prisons, communities, and cell phones. Until cellphones made...
April 15, 2014
On Palm Sunday, Blood Will Have Blood
On Palm Sunday in Catholic churches, the Passion narrative is read aloud. The whole congregation...
April 13, 2014
A Lens on Killing and Forgiveness
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide, and, over at The New York...
February 08, 2014
Forgiving is Not Endorsing
Before he passed away, Pope John Paul II entrusted a number of his personal letters...
January 21, 2013
Waiting for Enemies to Die
There's an expression I've heard in the gay rights movement as a kind of rallying...
January 17, 2013
What Do We Owe All the Valjeans?
Since Les Mis seems to prompt endless reprises on this blog, you won't be surprised...
January 06, 2013
The Criminal Justice System, Touched by Radical Forgiveness
In today's NYT Magazine, there's an amazing story about forgiveness and the criminal justice system. Conor...
December 20, 2012
Three Stories of Forgiveness
I have a collection of strange tags in my google reader clippings system ("drones," "mary...
November 12, 2012
The Day After Veterans Day
Veterans Day occurred yesterday in the U.S. It's a federal holiday for the recognition of...
August 10, 2012
Offering Loving Resistance [Sequence Index]
In July 2012, Patheos sent me a copy of Logan Mehl-Laituri's memoir Reborn on the...
July 07, 2012
“That his heels may kick at heaven”
Some time ago, Hemant Mehta asked "Where are the atheist fiction books?" and I was...
July 06, 2012
Can Lethal Resistance be Loving?
I quite enjoyed reading Logan Mehl-Laituri's Reborn on the 4th of July for the Patheos...
March 30, 2012
7 Quick Takes (3/30/12)
--- 1 --- If you're coming here from Conversion Diary, I really recommend you take...
February 24, 2012
No ‘Healthy Outlet’ for Bad Habits
Remember you can vote once per day for the About.com Atheism Awards. I'm one of...
October 14, 2011
7 Quick Takes (10/14/11)
--- 1 --- I've been blogging here at Patheos for a week now, and these...
August 25, 2011
Brokenness and Privilege
If you're not too familiar with 'privilege' or usually don't like when people use it,...
August 01, 2011
The ‘Obvious’ Consequence
In my last two posts about Jenifer Fulwiler’s controversial piece for the National Catholic...
June 09, 2011
Trying to Love My Enemies
Just a cautionary note: trying to figure out how to love your enemies is something...
June 09, 2011
“So they feel as scared and hurt as I do”
Discussion of the appropriate use of mockery has twisted back into the ongoing discussion about...
May 31, 2011
Sam Harris, Psychopaths, and Moral Culpability
Sam Harris is blogging about morality and free will, and one of his examples puts...
May 17, 2011
No Victimless Sins?
When I wrote about my dilemma on how to deal with an Orthodox Jewish girl trying...
May 07, 2011
Yes, I only think in children’s books…
I ended up in a lot of conversations about forgiveness and whether hatred necessarily warps...
May 02, 2011
Rejoice not when thine enemy falleth
Rejoice not when thine enemy falleth, and let not thy heart be glad when he...
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